Have a look at some of the work posted in this forum by Bernard Languillier
, and the photography of Li Shaobai
The range of vistas available in Asia are vast, from the stunning mountains in Northern India / Tibet, through deep rainforest to wonderful seascapes and coastlines. We tend not to have as many deserts as in the Western US.
Although I am extremely flattered to have been cited, I wouldn't want anyone to think that my images are representative of what can be done in Asia. For several reasons:
- There are obviously many photographers that are a lot more talented, and that have been practising in the region for much longer than me. It just so happens that they mostly don't roam these Western forums,
- Although I have been based in Japan for 9 years, I am obviously not of Asian extraction and my images speak as much of Japan as they speak about me being a Westener living in Japan,
- Most of my work is done in Japan, with only some bits in China, leaving aside huge regions with amazing landscape potential.
I am also definitely no expert on differences between Western and Asian art, including Western and Asian landscape photography. It is a very complex domain. The differences are indeed of course impacted by differences in terrain, but also by cultural backgrounds that will differ from country to country. Just like in the West, such a study of Asian landscape photography could not be carried out independantly from the study of landscape in paintings as an important influence. Perhaps more so in Asia than in the West.